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Matchmaker! Matchmaker!
Lori Almost Live

Matchmaker! Matchmaker!

Make the effort. After all, you're just the messenger.

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Published: November 15, 2008


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Visitor Comments: 27

(27) Anonymous, January 11, 2009 8:13 PM

I agree with comment #26

Thanks Lori for your comments but feel comment #26 is more on the right track. You may have the initial flash of intuition ("Chochamah") to think of putting together two Jewish people but what is needed is more thought (understanding "Bina")and then some real 'Daat" ideally Torah advice or even Sage advice whether the girl and the guy should meet. A bit more forethought leads to a better result!

(26) Anonymous, November 29, 2008 8:11 AM

I'm scared to amke shidduchim.

Thank you for this piece Lori. I am scared off trying to make shidduchim/playing matchmaker. I set a 'blind date' up for a friend and he met a nice Jewish girl and 12 years later and 2 kids later they are divorced. My friend didn't get upset with me - he said it had been a very hard time years of lack of shalom bayis domestic harmony. He also said that he was so happy that he has 2 Jewish boys/kids BUT I think matchmakers should do more thought, As 1 Rabbi OBM once told me "Not every skirt is for every trousers' great care and thought should be used when trying to matchmake albeit it is very hard to bring Jewish singles together nowadays. Why do we have so much divorce nowadays even in frum circles? Is it because there is a lack of thought by shaddchonim.matchmakers?

(25) Paul, November 24, 2008 7:03 AM

Hey Rachel (24)

Any interest in (13)? You didn't put an age in. Boy is based in NYC

(24) Rachel, November 23, 2008 10:14 AM

Looking For New York based Matchmaker

Interest in finding a match, Traditional but not overly observant.

(23) Dima, November 22, 2008 7:01 PM

DKR please post your age

Hey DRK (poster 14), if you are going to make an introduction, at least include your age so people can see if they are "age-appropriate". I am in South Florida, 28 and looking. Although I am fairly short, 5'7" :-)

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